The 3D model for Draken contains 6 LOD:s with about 70,000 polygons in the highest LOD. It was modeled using original Saab drawings and technical manuals as well as numerous photos, and is reasonably accurate (considering that I am really not a good modeler).
Most textures were hand-painted by me. Photographs were not used for texturing except for the main panel backgrounds, which were pieced together from several photos, and for some of the decals on the wings and tail fin. All photos were either taken by me or contributed freely by friends and supporters.
I have not knowingly put anything into Draken that I do not have the right to use and distribute, but there is always the possibility that I overlooked something. If you find anything in the installation package (or in this manual) that you belive is a copyright violation on my part, please let me know.
The 2D (cockpit view) and 3D (Virtual Cockpit, VC) environments both include almost all instruments and controls, and either of them can be used exclusively from engine startup to landing and shutdown. The VC is the recommended view to use, though.
I had to make some compromises in the virtual cockpit to allow for better functionality, such as relocating some panels that otherwise would have been obscured. But the VC is otherwise a fairly realistic rendering of the 35J cockpit.
If you move your eyepoint in the VC you can see some parts of the wings and fuselage. People using headtracking applications such as TrackIR or Freetrack may appreciate this.
The Austrian J-35OE was dropped from the 4.x project at an early stage, as there was no time to develop and support multiple versions of the cockpit. It may be resurrected in future versions - although no promises made.
The exterior models and texture sets in this installation package include four distinguished aircraft from the 10th Swedish Air Force wing (F10) in Ängelholm, Sweden:
The last J 35J actually flown by the Swedish Air Force. It is now on display at Ängelholm Air Museum in the original grey/green camo painting scheme.
This aircraft was painted yellow with the black swordfish emblem of the 3rd Draken squadron at F10, Johan Gul (yellow), for the stand-down ceremony in 1999. It is now on display at the Estonian Aviation Museum in Tartu, Estonia.
This was the last 35F2 to be converted to 35J in 1991. It has the matte grey paint used during the final years at the F10 wing. This aircraft is still maintained in excellent condition and flown at air displays, making it the last flying J 35J.
This aircraft did the final operational J 35J sortie (together with F 10-43) in 1999. It was scrapped a few years later along with most other remaining Drakens.
A repaint kit is available as a separate download. It consists of two multi-layered PSD files and three custom fonts for lettering.
When creating textures with the repaint kit you may find that the texture mapping of the model is not optimal. You are welcome to send me suggestions on how to improve this.
You are allowed to create and distribute your own textures for Draken, as long as they are freeware. You may not create any kind of commercial product derived from our work.
Your distribution must include a document that credits the copyright owner of the original texture files (Bookmark).
You may include the textures from the original Draken installation with your own textures, provided that you include proper credits as stated above.
You may not redistribute the repaint kit itself or any part of it without the written consent of Bookmark. If you want to make customized (pre-configured) repaint kits for a virtual airforce, aerobatic team, etc., please contact us first.
You may not include the aircraft model, gauges, or any other part of the original installation with your repaints except for the textures.
Please read the End User License Agreement (EULA) before attempting to distribute any modifications. If you still have doubts about what you are allowed to do, please contact us.
The three included TrueType fonts can be used for creating lettering in your repaints.
Please note that the EULA also applies to the fonts. You are not allowed to distribute the fonts or use them for commercial purposes without our consent.
Swedish Air Force standard lettering, ca. 1964 (mil standard F1281). Used mainly for division numbers and lettering on the fuselage.
Modular numerals intended for the large vinyl-film identification numbers on the wings. Named after Sverker Justusson who invented this system in 1977.
A recreation of the numbering used by the Austrian Air Force for the last two flying Draken divisions.
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